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“Invaluable! This workshop kicked my writing into high gear.” - Jessica Day George, New York Times Bestselling Author of Princess at the Midnight Ball, Dragon Slippers

“Aside from being a talented writer, David Farland is an excellent writing teacher. Hearing him teach live and reading his written advice has helped me focus many of my own thoughts about the writing process. Those who would like to learn more about the craft of writing would be wise to pay attention.” - Brandon Mull, New York Times Bestselling Author of Fablehaven and Beyonders

“The information he imparted was challenging enough for the published authors in class, but presented in a way that newbies could learn from it as well.” – Carolyn Greene, award-winning author of romance and mystery

Live Workshops With David Farland

Storytelling as a Fine Art

Missoula, Montana
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
200 South Pattee
Missoula, MT 59802
Aug 1-5, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 Attendees Total


Most authors want to do more than just make money. They’re struggling to communicate their thoughts beautifully. But how do you do that in a story? In this workshop, we will cover a number of topics:

  1. Writing for money versus writing as an art. In two hours we will discuss how authors make a living in the arts, why genre fiction in particular got a bad rap beginning in the 1800s, and we’ll talk about a more integrated approach to writing in order to make a living.
  2. There are a number of arts that storytellers can master. Over two days, we will discuss what makes a bestseller, and how to plot novels that have the ability to break out from the pack and maximize an artist’s popularity.
  3. During the last two days of the workshop, we will discuss the art of writing on both a scene-by-scene basis and on a line-by-line basis, and we will do exercises that will help you to improve your writing skills.
  4. Last of all, on Friday afternoon Dave will discuss how to find agents and editors, then will have a Q&A where we can discuss virtually any writing-related questions that you have.


In this workshop, Dave would like to create an intimate environment where individual students will receive ample time for one-on-one interaction and critiques. Dave will be spending personal time with each student. Because of that, we will be strictly limiting the number of students allowed to attend to 10.

Starts On:
Tuesday August 1, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 5, 2017
5:00 PM
$898.00
Storytelling as a Fine Art
Tuesday August 1, 2017
Regular ($898.00)
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David Farland's Advanced Intensive Writing Workshop

St. George, Utah

Ramada Inn

1440 E St George Blvd,

St George, UT 84790

Phone: (435) 628-2828


November 6-10, 2017


10 Attendees Maximum


$799. Room, travel, and meals are separate


Start National Novel Writing Month out right in this workshop exclusively for those who would rather be dead than unread!


Dave is ratcheting up his popular Writing Mastery camp and this will be an advanced workshop where we perform daily writing exercises, give daily critiques, and work to improve our writing craft.


During the workshop, instruction and exercises will cover such topics as:

  • Adding intrigue to your tale
  • Creating tension
  • Using the eight kinds of hooks
  • Using appeals to various senses to hypnotize your reader
  • Weak appeals versus strong appeals versus "failed" appeals
  • The music of writing--assonance, consonance, metaphors, etc
  • Developing and using both your voice and your character's voices
  • Advanced descriptive techniques
  • And more!

We will have at least ten assignments over the course of the class, and Dave will review each assignment and offer critiques. We will also invite other writers to offer their own insights.


During lunch and dinners, authors will be able to set up appointments to dine with David in order to talk about specific concerns that they have with their writing, or to plan their careers.


Note to David Farland's Advanced Intensive Writing Workshop Participants: You must bring a laptop computer with you. If you don’t own one, then borrow, rent, or buy one.


While the goal for this workshop is to allow the writer to have fun, to get inspired, to work in an intellectually rich and emotionally fulfilling environment, this will be David’s most intensive class ever!


What Does it Cost?


The price is $799. There will be a strict limit of ten students.


When and Where Will It Be?


Ramada Inn in Saint George, UT


Number of Attendees


Due to the intensive nature of this workshop, attendance will be capped at ten people. This workshop will sell out so sign up early!


You will receive specific instructions after you sign up for the seminar, regarding location, accommodations, food, anything you should bring, etc.


Refund Policy for Writing Workshops


At times, people need to cancel from workshops due to circumstances beyond their control. However, when this happens, it incurs certain administrative costs. Furthermore, if a student withdraws too close to the workshop, we may have seats that cannot be sold—seats that have been held for months—and this does real damage to our ability to continue these services.


Therefore, if a student needs to back out from any workshop, the student may opt to apply all of the funds to a future workshop,


OR


The student may sell membership to another writer


OR


If the student needs to withdraw in a timely fashion (60 days before the workshop) funds will be returned minus $25 for administrative costs.


If the student needs to withdraw within 30-60 days of the workshop, we will try to sell that student’s seat and still refund all monies, less $25 for administrative costs.


If the student needs to withdraw within 30 days of a workshop, in most cases it becomes too late to open a slot for another student, due to the time that is required for students to prepare. In these cases, only 50% of the funds will be returned.

Starts On:
Monday November 6, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 10, 2017
5:00 PM
$799.00
David Farland's Advanced Intensive Writing Workshop
Monday November 6, 2017
Regular ($799.00)
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Writing Enchanting Prose

Dallas, Texas
Location TBD
September 25-29, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 Attendees Total


In this workshop we will work heavily on imbuing your prose with the richness and details that bring a story to life. The goal is to teach you how to fully transport readers as you take them on a journey that captivates their hearts and minds. David Farland will teach you how to totally transport you readers so that they become so immersed in your story, they forget where they are—they forget they are reading at all.


This workshop is similar to the Writing Mastery workshop, but will be more exercise-oriented, with in-class practices. Writing Enchanting Prose is more in-depth than any of David's past prose workshops.


In this workshop, Dave would like to create an intimate environment where individual students will receive ample time for one-on-one interaction and critiques. Dave will be spending personal time with each student. Because of that, we will be strictly limiting the number of students allowed to attend to 10.

Starts On:
Monday September 25, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday September 29, 2017
5:00 PM
$899.00
Writing Enchanting Prose
Monday September 25, 2017
Regular ($899.00)
Quantity
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Total Cost
$899.00
$899.00
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